Users of Blackboard Collaborate
PEI Schools is an educational social network encouraging input and discussion on the topic of 21st Century Learning and in particular what changes are required in Prince Edward Island schools. We encourage anyone with an interest in the education of our youth to contribute your input, and participate in the process. We are in this together and together we can make a positive difference...redifining education one "dream" at a time...
With a learning community of interested PEI educators we have identified many needs for our educational system in moving forward with 21st Century Learning activities. Members have identified the need for professional development in the area of Web 2.0
With a Blackboard collaborate platform our members could participate in professional development learning and activities online. A series of Webinars could be held to serve as information sources. A number of classes and meetings could be scheduled to discuss common issues and solutions to our collective challenges. A series of PD courses could be offered to support our members in their Personal Professional Learning portfolios.
As the founder of PEI Schools I have been using and or attending sessions in Blackboard collaborate, formerly Elluminate over the past 8 years. This platform for educators by educators is far superior to many other offerings out there. In the past we have asked Elluminate for sponsorship and support of a virtual classroom to support our activities but to date have not been successful. Perhaps this time we will.